Delivery Date to be Scheduled for Spring 2024 in Your Area
Snowcone Japanese Snowbell closeup of white flowers



  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 20-25' tall
  • Mature Width: 20-25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-25' apart

Snowcone Japanese Snowbell

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Styrax japonica 'Snowcone'

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*Delivery Date to be Scheduled for Spring 2024 in Your Area
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  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 20-25' tall
  • Mature Width: 20-25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-25' apart

Why plant Snowcone Japanese Snowbell?

You can almost hear the bells ring in those enchanting flowers! Snowcone Japanese Snowbells are blanketed in snow-white belled blooms covering the tree in late spring. You will definitely want to plant this unique showstopper near a window so the breeze can carry the fragrance of the sweet flowers right into your home! Just wait till the hummingbirds and butterflies find out about it! Breathing life into your garden as brightly colored pollinators flutter through! Known for fitting into any size garden and often found in urban city gardening, compact spaces are this showy ornamental tree specialty. Cool off under the gorgeous blooms of Snowcone Japanese Snowbells, bringing pearled elegance to your landscape year after year!

Japanese Snowbell is native to China, Japan, and Korea, and Fun Fact - its strong wood has been traditionally used to make prayer beads and umbrella handles! This variety, Snowcone Japanese Snowbell, was created by J. Frank Schmidt Nursery in Boring, OR as an improved version of Japanese Snowbell. It was cultivated to be more pyramidal and symmetrical in branching and shape, having more showy blooms. Dip your garden in a little vanilla snowcone!

How to use Snowcone Japanese Snowbell in the landscape?

This tree will "ring your bell." Clusters of charming white, hanging, "bell-shaped" flowers bloom in June and the attractive dark green leaves turn yellow in the fall. This wonderful specimen tree will create a graceful atmosphere in your outdoor living space.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How To Plant Snowcone Japanese Snowbell

Plant your Snowcone Japanese Snowbell tree where it will be shaded by other trees or buildings from the hot afternoon sun so that the foliage doesn’t scorch; morning sun is fine. It likes moist but well-drained soil. Pests and diseases are of no concern to this delicate-looking but sturdy tree, so if it’s properly sited, caring for it will be a breeze. The only maintenance you’ll want to do is to prune out branches that sport all-green leaves, should they appear. Because it has so little green chlorophyll, it’s a slow grower. Its growth is easy to maintain, and it will never get out of control.

How To Water

Water deeply, and regularly during first few years in the ground to encourage a deep, extensive root system. Irrigate weekly, especially during prolonged dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.


How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care. We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 21 to 28 days to be delivered, during live shipping periods.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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